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civil law
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War and Peace
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  • At Speranski’s request he took the first part of the Civil Code that was being drawn up and, with the aid of the Code Napoleon and the Institutes of Justinian, he worked at formulating the section on Personal Rights.

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as: contrasted to criminal law Define
the body of law governing relationships between individuals not involving the state, such as the fulfillment of contracts
as: contrasted to common law Define
law developed by governmental groups in contrast to common law (based on custom and precedent)
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